Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour

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Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary

This 3-day road safari takes you to the Laikipia region where you will stay in a private Rhino sanctuary called Solio Game Reserve (Solio Ranch) located 30 km North of Nyeri Town. Solio Game Reserve is a private wildlife sanctuary, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains. 

Beginning and ending in Nairobi, the tour travels by road to Solio Ranch located about 180 km (4 hours) north of Nairobi along the Nyeri – Nyahururu road.

Solio Ranch plays a major part in preserving and breeding Black Rhinos in Kenya the reserve is internationally recognized as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya and visitors will find that sightings of up to 40 rhinoceros at a time are not uncommon.

The Reserve also offers some of the best leopard viewings in the country. Other animals include the rhino (both black & white), buffalo, zebra, eland, impala, waterbuck, Thompson’s gazelle, and warthog.

Most of the plains species can be seen here, the predators, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, as well as two northern species, the reticulated giraffe and the beisa oryx. The Solio Reserve is also an ideal place for bird-watching.

More than 300 species are found in the game reserve including European rollers, flycatchers, and birds of prey such as vultures, eagle owls, Montagu’s Harriers, long-crested eagles, and buzzards. Also crowned cranes and the European stork can be found here every year.

You will spend 2 nights at the luxury Solio Lodge – the only lodge or camp within the historic 45,000-acre Solio Ranch and its enclosed, 19,000-acre Solio Reserve. The lodge has five contemporary luxurious cottages with private decks and panoramic views of the nearby hills and Mount Kenya in the distance.

Solio Lodge offers a wide range of activities including game drives, horse riding, a visit to a Kenya coffee plantation, and bird-watching. You can also take a helicopter to nearby Mount Kenya for a hilltop picnic breakfast or go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park.

Back at the Lodge, you can relax with the help of massage therapists who are available for in-room treatments.

Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Highlights | What to See and Do

Solio Lodge Game Drives: Solio Lodge Game drives take you into different habitats and offer you a chance to see leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, Sunis, bushbucks, giant forest hogs, endangered Black and White Rhinos

Nature Walk: Enjoy a rewarding and peaceful nature walk on the ranch and find yourself in the peaceful company of dik-dik, waterbuck, impala, warthogs, and an abundance of birdlife.

Horseback Riding Safaris: Explore the countryside on horseback and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the landscape whilst getting a close view of the wildlife and a vast array of exquisite birdlife in the vicinity.

Solio Lodge Trout Fishing: Solio Lodge trout fishing is done in the glacial lakes of Mt Kenya or the rivers in the Aberdare Mountains. The surrounding fauna coupled with the idyllic beauty of the rivers and lakes of Mt Kenya and the Aberdare creates the perfect ambience.

Children Activities: Let your children enjoy fun, educative wildlife experiences with Solio Ranch guides who will teach them basic bushcraft skills and enlighten them with interesting facts about the wildlife at large such as the simple tracks and markings of the wild.

Solio Ranch nearby Places of Interest: Venture further afield and visit the Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountains which are located in the Central Highlands of Kenya. It is also home to a large number of Black and White Colobus and Sykes monkeys, one can also enjoy a rare sighting of the Golden Cat.

Excursions to Mt Kenya: Excursions to Mt Kenya are a highlight as you can go trout fishing in the rivers or hiking on the lower slopes. Mt Kenya is the Nation’s highest peak and has an ecosystem comprised more of vegetation than animals. During a hike, you can spot various species of monkeys, and several varieties of antelope, and listen for the noisy tree hyrax.

Helicopter flights: Solio Lodge can arrange helicopter flights for a thrilling perspective on Mt Kenya and the Aberdare or fly further afield to the beautiful Lake Turkana also known as the Jade Lake because of its remarkable colour.

Lake Turkana: Lake Turkana is another World Heritage Site. You could also take a scenic flight with a champagne breakfast on Ololokwe. For an interesting nocturnal experience, take off into the wild on a night game drive or take your evening meal out and dine in the wild.

Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Solio Game Reserve

0800 Hours: African Spice Safaris representative will provide a safari briefing before you depart for Solio Game Reserve/ Ranch situated 180 km north of Nairobi or 30 km north of Nyeri on the Nyeri – Nyahururu road. The journey takes around 4 hours from Nairobi.

1300 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch, check in to our rooms then later relax before the evening game drive. There are great chances of encountering numerous black and white rhinos, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, oryx, antelope, Thompson’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, and warthog.

Solio Ranch also offers some of the best leopard viewings in the country, and lions and cheetahs can also be found.

Dinner and overnight stay at Solio Lodge

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Full Day at the Solio Game Reserve

We spend a full day in the Solio Game Reserve/ Ranch on morning and afternoon game drives. The Solio Reserve is also an ideal place for bird-watching.

There are many things to do while at Solio Game Reserve Safari e.g. horseback riding, bush walks, mountain biking, night and day game drives, and fishing trips to Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.

Other activities include: Stretching your legs on foot or by mountain bike in the Solio Ranch and exploring the ranch with an early morning horse ride.

One could visit the Aberdare National Park to see its legendary elephants, search for the rare Bongo antelope or fish in its rivers or Take a scenic helicopter flight up Mount Kenya with a picnic breakfast

The acacia forest in the middle of the reserve is traversed by a river that at times turns into a swamp-like area. This habitat is a paradise for birds. Including the more than 300 species that are found in the game, the reserve is European rollers, flycatchers, and birds of prey such as vultures and eagle owls.

Other birds to see include Montagu’s Harriers, long-crested eagles, and buzzards. Also crowned cranes and the European stork can be found here every year.

Dinner and overnight stay at Solio Lodge or equivalent

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Solio Ranch – Drive to Nairobi

An option of indulging in a pre-breakfast game drive before going back to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast. After breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi with lunch en route to arrive early evening.

Meal Plan {Breakfast and Lunch}

Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Prices

Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Includes:

All Park entry fees + Government taxes + Scheduled game viewing drives + A bottle of water while on safari + Services of our professional driver guide + 2 Nights accommodation on a full board basis while on safari at Solio Lodge & Return road transport from Nairobi to Solio Ranch and back in our customized 4×4 safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing

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* This tour departs daily and also private departures are available. Kindly inquire.

Solio Game Wildlife Sanctuary Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such as travelling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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